Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Oak Hill Elementary School

Friday I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Oak Hill Elementary School in Severna Park, MD. It had been awhile since my last school visit, so I had to blow some dust off my professional clothes. But the kids were great and all went well.

After a couple large group presentations in the cafeteria, I visited the third grade classrooms to teach them how to make their own collage ninjas.

Here's one of Magoo's best buddies, N. N and his family used to live down the street from us and it was his wonderful mother, Sara, who organized my visit down.

Here's a few more awesome ninjas. Honestly, all the kids do such a great job and I always get soooo many photos of great ninjas. Maybe I should open a Flicker account and post them all there?

Big and small ninjas love purple!

After my large group presentation, I had a few minutes to cool out, so I went to the library. The media specialist there was great. She wanted to see how well the fifth graders had listened and sprung a pop quiz on them based on ANYTHING I said during my talk.

Some questions:

What kind of pet do I have? Answer: cat.

Where is the book set? Answer: Japan

How many copies of the book were made in the first print run? Answer: 8000. SOme kids answered 80,000. I wish!

I'm happy to report that most of the kids got 100%!!!

Thanks so much to everyone at Oak Hill! I had a wonderful time meeting you all!

Tomorrow: more highlights of our trip to Baltimore. (Cue theme to The Wire. When you walk through the garden .....)


Angela said...

Hee hee. That looks like an awesome Ninja presentation. Congrats Julie!

Julie_c said...

Thanks. It's good to be in the saddle again.

Heather said...

I always love seeing all of the different Ninjas :)

WRS said...

Thanks so much for your visit. Will loved making Ninjas with you and spent the weekend reading his new book over and over.

Julie_c said...

Will was so great! I really enjoyed working with him!